The team lost their legs at the 10 min mark in the third. I thought the Blues would get one, but not two. The Blues game plan of hitting the faster Hawks to wear them out worked since the Hawks had a game the day before. The Hawks have to play playoff hockey every night. This will prepare them for the post season. Right now there is no team that can hang with them in seven games.
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@MarcRader Not a bad idea. You essentially have the month of January, then Feb is lost to the Olympics. I've said it'll be a sprint after that since we'll only have 22 games left after Sochi....
@MarcRader I thoroughly agree on the Hawks' legs going: I think it started midway through the 2nd. It wasn't helped by Q effectively benching Bickell and Bollig and seriously reducing Shaw's TOI. The big guns were being asked to play 20+ minutes on the 2nd of a back-to-back against a very physical StL team.. not a recipe for success